CJ Politics

Puerto Rico to Hold Referendum on Territory’s Political Status on Nov. 6

 Above: San Juan (Photo: Puerto Rico Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters in Puerto Rico will show their preference for Puerto Rico’s future political status in a vote on Tuesday. The vote, which will come alongside elections for Puerto …

Op-Ed: Elections and Democracy in the Turks and Caicos Islands

 By Erik Neff Op-Ed Contributor Nov. 9 sparks a new beginning for the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Wracked by corruption, the overseas territory has been directly ruled by the United Kingdom since 2009. This November will be the first …

Trinidad Finance Minister: Requirements of US FATCA Law “Onerous”

 Above: Trinidad Finance Minister Larry Howai (Photo: MF Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai is describing legislation being introduced by the United States on foreign financial institutions as “onerous.” The Foreign …

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 By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Common sense has left Haiti in the shadow of instability and incertitude.  Immediately after the earthquake that ravaged the country, both physically and in terms of human capacity, many people were betting on hope that …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos (Photo: TCIT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands government is reporting an overall revenue surplus of $5.72 million for the first half of 2012, an improvement of $10 million over the …

 Above: the House of Lords (Photo: UK Parliament) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Kingdom’s Commissioner for Standards has dismissed a complaint concerning work by Lord Blencathra on behalf of Cayman’s government. The complaint and accompanying investigation had come …

 Above: Basseterre (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis Governor General Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian has appointed Raphael Archibald as the country’s new Supervisor of Elections, following a consultation with the Prime Minister, Premier and the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s government has removed two Secretaries of State from office, President Michel Martelly’s office announced in a statement. The two Secretaries of State are Mathias Laureus, Secretary …

 Above: downtown St George’s Grenada and the old Parliament building (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has accepted the resignation of Environment Minister Glynis Roberts, he said in a statement. Roberts had earlier resigned …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has asked Acting President Timothy Hamel Smith to revoke the appointment of Justice Minister Herbert Volney. The move came after a controversy over the passing …

 Above: Minister Glynis Roberts (second from left) By Alexander Britell Glynis Roberts has resigned her position as Grenada’s Minister of Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development. The move is the third resignation of a cabinet official from Prime Minister Tillman …

 Above: Dominica (Photo: Dominica Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s parliament has named Eliud Williams as its seventh president. Williams was officially sworn in Monday by Justice Brian Cottle. The choice was not without controversy, amid charges by the …

 Above: Grenada MP Peter David By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Member of Parliament Peter David, who resigned as the country’s tourism minister at the end of April, is urging the country’s government on a new approach. David’s departure was …

 Above: Basseterre, St Kitts By the Caribbean Journal staff Leroy Benjamin has resigned his position as Supervisor of Elections in St Kitts and Nevis. Benjamin’s resignation was accepted by Governor General Sir Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian. “The government of St Kitts …

 Above: Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Tillman Thomas addressed the country Tuesday night following another no-confidence motion filed against him in Parliament. This motion, which followed one filed in May, was filed …

 Above: the new ministers with Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli officially introduced four new ministers of government in a ceremony Monday. The appointments came after a cabinet shake-up announced by …

 Above: the bauxite plant in Linden By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister Stephenson King is condemning the ongoing unrest in Guyana’s town of Linden, which has claimed the lives of three Guyanese nationals …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (centre) during a visit to (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has announced the appointments of three new officials. Headlining the new appointees is Thierry Mayard-Paul, who …

 

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